The N-603 from Physik Instrumente includes a linear actuator for extreme ambient conditions on a single axis. It has a frictionless flexure-guided design and is directly driven. It also has a strain gauge sensor for positioning feedback. It includes a non-magnetic, high-resolution piezoelectric linear drive. It has a compact design and a holding force up to 5 N.
The applications of the N-603 are:
- Sample handling and positioning, optics alignment or micro handling in magnetic fields or high vacuum
- Travel range 2 mm
- For operation in strong magnetic fields
- Extremely low profile with only 7.4 mm for serial mounting
- Position sensor for closed-loop operation
- PiezoWalk® drive
Video demo: PiezoWalk Linear Motor
The unique PiezoWalk linear motor is non-magnetic and self clamping and provides sub-nanometer resolution. It can be integrated in actuators and linear translation stages as shown in the example above. There is a step mode and a high dynamics analog dither mode within each step.